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Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Open Now: 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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The location is too good

Versey was a true adventure. People who love hills will dig it. There is almost no one around... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Kolkata, India
Very Good hike / walk

Drive from Okhrey to Hilley and then walk for about 5 KMs to reach the barsey hut. The whole... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Mumbai, India
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Barsey rhododendron sanctuary is located in west sikkim ,you will get to see variety of rhododendron and also the breathtaking view of mt kanchenjunga .
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Singalila Range | Nepal Border, 737121, India
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Versey was a true adventure. People who love hills will dig it. There is almost no one around, except for another cottage. The view of the mountain ranges were fantastic. The sanctuary is well maintained and staff is friendly

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Drive from Okhrey to Hilley and then walk for about 5 KMs to reach the barsey hut. The whole experience of the walk is superb. Ensure that you take a local guide and depending on the weather carry all necessary wears. You need a good...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ramrex
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary was an offbeat destination a decade back. Now it has turned to a popular destination in West Sikkim. In March 2017, it recorded its highest footfall of 2000 people on a single day. Apart from the tourists who come from far away,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank call_me_rajib
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Visited April end...only few white rhododendrons left...it was raining daily...our bad luck, nothing like we imagined...please remember rhododendron full bloom happens once in 2-3 years, so plan accordingly...if it's raining, the trek becomes bit unpleasant...it takes 2 hours to go up and 1.30hrs to return...don't...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank somnag2015
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We started at 6.15am from Okhrey by car to Hilley. The sky was overcast with clouds and it was drizzling. Amidst this we started our trek. Don't forget to pick up the sticks lying at the entrance because they are of great use during the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sray0817
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary located in west Sikkim. Anyone can trek from Hilley or Uttrey to Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. This is called the land of Guras. Different kind of Rhododendron can be seen in this sanctuary. There are different types of birds can be seen in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
8  Thank Tapabrata M
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Okhrey booking session for March-June has started you can call on 8145884156 (whatsapp). Bloosoms will start from first week of March.

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Lilen T
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Now guras kunj booking is closed due to tender issues,instead of guras kunj tourist can book "Forest Barrack" home stay only accomodation at Versey.Contact Person-Gopal Thapa(09733412807/09547219305)

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank dharamalayin
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Hilley Trekkers Hut is the Gateway of Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, from 5km here trekking begins. We visited the Sanctuary in May end when the Red flowering of the Rhododendron almost had gone. So if you want to see the 'Fire on the Hill' visit it...More

Date of experience: May 2017
6  Thank Nafis A
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My wife heard the name of this jungle which turns red with flowers in soon after spring season , so we decided to head for it in last week of March. Drove in shared vehicle from Gangtok to place called jorthang, a wonderful experience, pleasant...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank khadds
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28 October 2018|
Response from urgentshering | Property representative |
December will be pretty cold sometimes there is chance for the snowfalls
3 April 2018|
Response from urgentshering | Property representative |
yes its very much possible